Carrie Rengers

An unexpected change with Wichita Luxury Collection

Bobby Cuillo is no longer platform manager of
Bobby Cuillo is no longer platform manager of The Wichita Eagle

Late last month when the Wichita Luxury Collection sold to Minnesota-based Walser Automotive Group, the company said that Bobby Cuillo would remain as managing partner and run daily operations and customer, vendor and manufacturer relationships.

Now, though, Cuillo has announced he’s no longer platform manager of the business. He told employees via a memo on Friday.

Cuillo, who in the memo said he “worked nearly 7 days a week for nearly 9 years,” couldn’t immediately be reached for comment Monday morning. Nor could anyone with Walser Automotive Group.

In the memo, Cuillo wrote that he has “mixed emotions” about leaving. He said his departure does not have to do with the sale.

“I want to put on the record that I am 100% certain that the Walser Automotive Group is the right group, the progressive and innovative group, to lead this company, whether I had stayed on or not, as they will not lose,” Cuillo wrote.

Cuillo wrote that he will remain a consultant to the business and be on site for a day in September at a photo shoot and another in October for a tour.

“So,” he wrote in the memo, “you are not getting rid of me entirely!”

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